While the tire combination has been the same since Aug. 2014, Cup teams won’t have as many Goodyear tires this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway
Teams will be allotted seven sets for the race, not including the set they’ll start the race. Last year, teams were allowed nine sets of tires for this event. NASCAR coordinated the cutback with teams and Goodyear based on previous tire usage and costs.
Cup teams will be allowed four sets for practice, one set for qualifying and the start of the race and seven sets for the race. Xfinity teams will be allowed six sets for the weekend.
Cup and Xfinity teams will run the same Goodyear setup at Bristol — left-side tire code is D-4416 and right-side tire code is D-4526. This is the same combination used in the last five races at the track. Bristol is the only track where teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes this season. Teams are required to run inner liners on their right-side tires.